Sunday, August 31, 2014

Stitchy Witch, Melon, Trick or Treat Bag Free Cross Stitch Pattern

I was lucky to be a part of the Tutti Frutti Exchange hosted by Mii Stitch.  My package arrive safe and sound and the goodies are now with the lovely Marie Christine  at Berberis Patchwork blog.  Marie-Christine loves melon, so I stitched this from a freebie pattern by DMC and made it into a pillow.
 The back has two pockets:
I found the cutest watermelon biscornu pattern from Virginia Knutson and managed to find the PERFECT watermelon buttons for the center.  It was my lucky day.  I love strawberries and cherries, so I had to send Marie-Christine a cherry needle keep I stitched up and finished - and a mug rug.  Her favorite color is dark green and she loves to adorn her scissors with ornamentation… I HAD to make a scissor fob in green crystals with a medallion on the end.  LHN is one of my favorite designers, so I included a project, too.  
The Halloween Ornament Exchange has gotten me in the mood to stitch up something ghostly and witchy-stitchy.  I found the perfect candidate in the latest "Just Cross Stitch" magazine - here's "Stitching Witch".  I stitched her on 36 count linen and discovered I had a frame in my stash that was perfect.  It measures 1 1/4x 1 3/4 inches.

I'm stitching ornaments for exchanges I can't show you yet…stay tuned.

I found this darling free pattern for a Trick or Treat design at Chez Mounette….click over and check it out!!


  1. Very cute stitches! The end of summer marked with last of the watermelon and the beginning of fall with a witch. ;)

  2. What a lovely, lovely package of goodness you sent Marie Christine.

  3. Love your stitches! So much fun! I'm not ready for fall yet though.....

  4. What lovely goodies Kim....makes me want to pull out my cross stitch!

  5. Congrats on the gorgeous finishes Kim. The package you sent is awesome.


  6. Hello Kim,

    Love all projects shown, nice and summery.

    Happy days.

  7. well dome Kim on your awesome work,love them all.xx

  8. lovely exchange pieces ... sooo cute you got matching buttons for watermelons .... and just adore the wee halloween one :) love mouse xxxxx

  9. Merci Kim,ce fut un merveilleux échange!
    Chaque objet est d'une éxtrême finesse,j'aime vraiment

    1. Je suis tellement heureux que vous êtes heureux. Bises

  10. Absolutely wonderful & lovely strawberry & melon Happiness you gifted!
    LOVE your biscornu and that super cute perfect button:) love Annette

  11. Amazing gifts for the Tutti Frutti exchange! And I love your Halloween finish :D

  12. You have truly spoilt MC and I'm sure she was thrilled with your goodies :) Hugs xx

  13. Lovely stitching and you finished beautifully.

  14. Nice! I found so many strawberry designs to stitch for the TF swap that some days I wondered what I would do if my partner like lemons or melons. Thankfully strawberries were her favourite:)
    I love the little Halloween design: I always feel so accomplished when I stitch anything over one thread!

    Jenn @JennsCraftyWorld